13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Melbourne Museum and Old Treasury Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the striking features of Former Records Office, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip site.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Craig Parry Photography). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and savor the flavors at Sanctuary Markets.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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